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Titan
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Photo of the satellite Titan of the planet Saturn
Titan   Saturn VI

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Mean distance from the planet Saturn 1.221.830 km
Orbital period around the planet Saturn (sideric) 15,945 d
Mean orbital velocity 5,57 km/s
Orbital inclination 0,33 °
Eccentricity of the orbit around the planet Saturn 0,0292
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Discovered by Christiaan Huygens 1655
Mass 1,3455 × 1023 kg
Equatorial radius 2575 km
Mean density 1,881 g/cm³
Escape velocity 2,641 km/s
Surface force of gravity 1,354 m/s²
Tilt of axis 26,7 °
Rotational period (synchronous) 15,945 d
Mean surface temperature 94 K
Albedo 0,22
Apparent magnitude + 8,3 mvis
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The surface pressure of the atmosphere is 1,44 bar.
82 - 99 %   Nitrogen (N2)
1 - 6 %   Methane (CH4)
1 - 6 %   Argon (Ar)
0,2 %   Hydrogen (H2)
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In Greek mythology the Titans were a family of giants, the children of Uranus and Gaia, who sought to rule the heavens but were overthrown and supplanted by the family of Zeus.

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File icon NASA (Voyager 2) - The Saturn System
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File icon NASA (Voyager 1) - Titan
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File icon NASA (Voyager 1) - Crescent View of Titan
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Online version of the "Planetary Data System Educational CD-ROM"
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